There has been a short-circuit at the power mains at Arabia campus in midnight on 3.4.2019, due to which electricity from the C and D parts of the building is at least partially cut off. The campus premises are mostly closed on Thursday 4.4.2019.  The electricity is estimated to return to Arabia campus premises on Fri 5.4.2019 after which the restoration work of the networks will begin. The goal is that the campus facilities at Arabia and Ruoholahti are normally in operation on Mon 8.4.2019 onwards.

Network connections are working in Hämeentie 161 and Arabiakatu 2.

Part of the teaching will be organized in temporary premises in other parts of Arabia.


  • METKA’s M-piste closed on Thursday 4 April and Friday 5 April.
  • There is electricity in the library, but no network connection, you can work there, but not borrow publications. Book returns can be made while staff members are present; access via A-side’s staircase.
  • Design workshops are in operation under the guidance of a teacher.
  • The Arabia135 Art Space on the 3rd floor is working normally, access through the library.
  • The education in the field of Cultural Management and Fashion and Clothing is held in Arabia161, address Hämeentie 161.

The Arabia campus staff and students have also received a SMS message from the Metropolia Situation Management System (SITMAN).

The Arabia power outage also affects Ruoholahti connections.

Find the most current information about the situation on Metropolia’s OMA announcement.

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